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Wednesday , May 14 , 2014
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Jolie’s major powder problem

May 13: How a make-up artist to one of the world’s most beautiful women in the world was allowed to get away with the latest make-up mishap we shall never know.

Last night at the premiere of Brad Pitt’s new film The Normal Heart in New York, Angelina Jolie suffered from a brush with deathly-white face powder. And it was a brush load too far.

We spotted the same mistake last week at the London photo call for Malificent, this time on her legs. With pale camouflage make-up pressed upon her knees and shins, Jolie’s make-up artist had brilliantly covered-up her blemishes (one brownie point) but then gone on to ignore the bit about covering up the cover-up (one pale penalty).

Had Jolie — who let’s face it needs no extra sculpting or highlighting on that already perfect face — suffered in the hands of the same powder-happy make-up artist this week? And didn’t they know powdery and pale isn’t always interesting for the right reasons?

Apparently not, as poor Jolie was let out to face the flash bulbs with yet more super pale powder upon her face last night. A make-up artist to Hollywood royalty letting her out like that? Well, it’s an epic fail.

The problem that all professionals endure — and we have to say usually get right — is that cover-up gets caught on camera. Take Touche L’Eclat for example — lovely in the flesh, not so fabulous through the eyes of a flashbulb. So the real trickery comes from those products, or the professionals using them, in hiding them from both the naked eye and the camera lens.

Now she’s seen the light, poor Jolie, let’s hope she doesn’t make the same mistake again.